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Definition of sign
- Sign adj : used of the language of the deaf [syn: {gestural}, {sign(a)}, {signed}, {sign-language(a)}] n
- A perceptible indication of something not immediately apparent (as a visible clue that something has happened); "he showed signs of strain"; "they welcomed the signs of spring" [syn: {mark}]
- A public display of a (usually written) message; "he posted signs in all the shop windows"
- Any communication that encodes a message; "signals from the boat suddenly stopped" [syn: {signal}, {signaling}]
- Structure displaying a board on which advertisements can be posted; "the highway was lined with signboards" [syn: {signboard}]
- (astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided [syn: {sign of the zodiac}, {star sign}, {mansion}, {house}, {planetary house}]
- (medicine) any objective evidence of the presence of a disorder or disease; "there were no signs of asphixiation"
- Having an indicated pole (as the distinction between positive and negative electric charges); "he got the polarity of the battery reversed"; "charges of opposite sign" [syn: {polarity}]
- An event that is experienced as indicating important things to come; "he hoped it was an augury"; "it was a sign from God" [syn: {augury}, {foretoken}, {preindication}]
- A gesture that is part of a sign language
- A fundamental linguistic unit linking a signifier to that which is signified; "The bond between the signifier and the signified is arbitrary"--de Saussure
- A character indicating a relation between quantities; "don't forget the minus sign" v
- Mark with one's signature; write one's name (on); "She signed the letter and sent it off"; "Please sign here" [syn: {subscribe}]
- Approve and express assent, responsibility, or obligation; "All parties ratified the peace treaty"; "Have you signed your contract yet?" [syn: {ratify}]
- Be engaged by a written agreement; "He signed to play the casino on Dec. 18"; "The soprano signed to sing the new opera"
- Engage by written agreement; "They signed two new pitchers for the next season" [syn: {contract}, {sign on}, {sign up}]
- Communicate silently and non-verbally by signals or signs; "He signed his disapproval with a dismissive hand gesture"; "The diner signaled the waiters to bring the menu" [syn: {signal}, {signalize}, {signalise}]
- Place signs, as along a road; "sign an intersection"; "This road has been signed"
- Communicate in sign language; "I don't know how to sign, so I could not communicate with my deaf cousin"
- Make the sign of the cross over someone in order to call on God for protection; consecrate [syn: {bless}]
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